Politics

Cabinet appoints three to Forest Practices Board, including Nelson's Marlene Machmer

Nelson's Marlene Machmer appointed to Forest Practices Board.

Nelson's Marlene Machmer, R.P.Bio, is one of three members appointed to the Forest Practices Board by the BC Cabinet.

Angeline Nyce, RPF, and current board member Bill Dumont, RPF, reappointed to a two-year term, joins Machmer on the board.

Nyce and Machmer are appointed to two-year terms.

"I am very pleased to see Bill Dumont reappointed, and I welcome Marlene Machmer and Angeline Nyce to the board," said board chair, Tim Ryan.

MP says local seniors going with out due to government error on pension cheques

MP says local seniors going with out due to government error on pension cheques

Some local seniors are part of a group of pensioners across the country who have not been getting their pension cheques from the federal government recently due to what’s being called by Service Canada a ‘glitch’ in the system, according to BC Southern Interior MP, Alex Atamanenko. 

Rally slated for striking city workers Friday

Rally slated for striking city workers Friday

A rally is scheduled tomorrow at City Hall for those who wish to show support for striking city workers of CUPE 2262.

The rally, scheduled for 3 p.m., should see as many as 30 striking union members, as well as members of other union travelling to Castlegar from other communities to show their solidarity. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

In related news, CUPE 2262 issued a press release this afternoon indicating morale on the picket lines remains strong. The release reads as follows:

Council sworn in; Tassone speaks to goals

Council sworn in; Tassone speaks to goals

A newly-elected city council was sworn in at council’s regular meeting Dec. 1.

Incumbent mayor Lawrence Chernoff and incumbent councillors Kevin Chernoff, Dan Rye, Florio Vassilakakis, Susan Heaton-Sherstobitoff, and Deb McIntosh, as well as newcomer Bruno Tassone, were sworn in during an official ceremony conducted by Judge Ronald Fabrro at the Community Forum Monday evening.

MP: Local politicians pan CP Rail's response to nighttime train upset

MP: Local politicians pan CP Rail's response to nighttime train upset

Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior, and Linda Worley, RDKB Area B Director, witnessed firsthand area residents’ dissatisfaction with CP’s response to their ongoing concerns with the recent addition of night trains on the local Castlegar to Trail run. In September, CP Rail implemented the decision to redeploy locomotives late at night for reasons of “increased efficiency”.

Sex, Lives and Media-fate

Sex, Lives and Media-fate

What is a thinking person to make of the new landscape of sexual consent?

Up to 200 housing units needed for vulnerable groups in Nelson, says new housing report

 Nelson's  Affordable Housing Needs and Strategy report was released recently, providing  guidelines for the new council, non-profit groups, and developers

Nelson’s mayor-elect and all councillors elected in the recent municipal election named affordable housing as a top priority in their campaigns, even though they had few concrete suggestions as to how to accomplish it.

It is not the city’s job to build affordable housing, but it can provide policies, bylaws, incentives, lobbying, and public education to foster it. A new consultant report presented to council on November 18 attempts to point the way.

An open letter from CUPE to Castlegar

An open letter from CUPE to Castlegar

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF CASTLEGAR, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

This is a call for calm. And a call for respect.  Your city workers are on a legal strike – for the first time in 60 years. That’s a long relationship and one that needs to be protected and respected.

Much has been said during this dispute and while most of the exchanges and discussion has been respectful and reasonable, some of it has not been appropriate or constructive.    

COMMENT: Mayor speaks to labour dispute

COMMENT: Mayor speaks to labour dispute

I’d like to thank the residents of Castlegar for your patience and understanding during the labour strike by our unionized CUPE city employees.

We are now in snow season and our management staff are working around the clock to keep the roads clear and safe. We appreciate that residents and businesses are helping to keep adjacent sidewalks clear for public safety.

All City facilities remain open as we endeavor to provide prompt service to residents, businesses and visitors alike.

LETTER: Resident offers a proposal to council/union

LETTER: Resident offers a proposal to council/union

Nov 25., 2014

Dear Mayor Chernoff and Council,

This Open Letter proposes a human-to-human way to break the labour dispute impasse that -- to put it mildly -- is negatively affecting all our citizens in a number of ways, and not just in practical terms.

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